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January 29, 2015

The tribe claims the village of Union Springs is threatening to shut down the facility.

Top lawmakers are corned that the devices look more like slot machines.

Net revenues in the most recent quarter were $316.7 million, representing a 1.2 percent increase from a year earlier.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked Gov. Scott Walker (R) to give the project a second chance.

January 28, 2015

The Ho-Chunk say they would invest upward of $200 million in the complex. It would create hundreds of construction jobs and between 1,000 and 2,000 permanent jobs.

The entire project will last about 18 months but a portion of the new casino will open this fall.

The land-into-trust application was submitted nearly 15 months ago.

Gov. Scott Walker (R) seems to have caved to pressure from evangelicals in Iowa.

The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will host a grand reopening on Saturday.

January 27, 2015

John Phillipp has 30 years of experience in the Indian and commercial gaming industries.

The agreement claims to limit gaming to lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

The tribe hopes its fourth Class III facility will be located in Beloit.

To understand how Illinois dodged a large fiscal musket bullet shaped like a roulette ball, you’d have to understand what Wisconsin Gov. Scott “Scooter” Walker wants more than anything else.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission will hold a special meeting to consider the tribe's regulatory request.

January 26, 2015

Tribes have almost reached the cap of about 28,000 machines set by compacts from 2007.

Chairman Kevin Leecy said non-gaming aspects of the facility continue to do well.

The so-called unification council plans to submit an agreement to the National Indian Gaming Commission.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been moving slowly on the project.

Our question is how much more will taxpayers have to shell out before this horse is officially laid to rest?

January 23, 2015

A Senate committee advanced a bill to repeal the law that authorized bets on historical horse races.

The tribe is adding 41,000 square-feet of space to the casino and a 120,000 square-foot parking garage.

The tribe will pay $250,000 up front and $30,000 a year for city services.

The Menominees blamed a rival tribe and the governor's presidential aspirations for the negative decision.

The decision to disapprove the compact strikes me as consistent with its approach in recent years to limit the scope of these types of agreements.

January 22, 2015

The tribe won't have to repay a $10 million loan simply because a non-Indian facility has opened in the state.

An answer could come before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) makes a decision on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

The casino will be built on land that elders consider to be sacred.

The tribes, understandably, fear their revenues could be adversely affected by fierce competition only a few hours away.

Rival factions continue to duke it out in federal court as their casino remains closed.

January 21, 2015

Tribes say the devices resemble Class III slot machines.

The city took action in response to a bill in the 114th Congress that would block the casino.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a mixed victory to the northern California tribe.

A commercial casino in neighboring Massachusetts is a major issue.

The tribe says it will share $1 billion with the state over 25 years.

An article in The Economist is a reminder that we haven’t put the bad old days of racially distorted coverage of poverty beyond us.

January 20, 2015

The tribe has offered to close its existing casino and move operations to a larger site.

The tribe faces a July 31 to renew key provisions of its Class III gaming compact.

A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.

Law enforcement authorities confirmed they are looking into the historical horse racing machines at a racetrack.

The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

January 19, 2015

The casino has grown to include 950 hotel rooms, an entertainment pavilion and a golf course.

The victim, a tribal member, was assaulted and robbed on the reservation.

The casino could affect the presidential ambitions of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

The tribe plans to use a 2.4-acre site in Medford for a Class II gaming facility.

The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation had submitted separate bids to open a casino on Mare Island in Vallejo.

January 16, 2015

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe reported the first increases in slot machine wagering since 2013.

California boasts having the nation’s largest gambling industry with American Indian casinos, card rooms, race tracks and the lottery generating net revenues of roughly $10.4 billion a year.

A scoping meeting will be held February 3 in Medford in preparation of an environmental impact statement.

The Chukchansi Tribe went to court to try and stop the rival casino from moving forward.

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort will operate as usual and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is on track to open this fall.

January 15, 2015

The state announced agreements with 27 of 29 tribes.

So gaming venues in some places appear to be crapping out even as the economy improves.

A jury voted unanimously to overturn guilty verdicts against Wayland Gray.

The tribe has won a series of federal and state court decisions affirming its right to use its trust land for a gaming facility.

Tribes that share gaming revenues on a per capita basis aren't improving the economic standing of their people, according to a new study.

Poarch tribal leaders today betray our common histories in the criminal trespassing charges pressed against Wayland Gray.

January 14, 2015

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state of Alabama.

Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.

The New Mexico Gaming Control Board tried to include free play credits in tribal revenue sharing payments.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the first Indian Country-based member of the group.

Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

January 13, 2015

The tribe believes it must be compensated for losses from a rival casino.

The tribe could spend up to $200 million on its hotel in the Bay Area.

Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. will supply 600 Class III machines and provide up to $5.5 million for renovations and developments at two facilities.

Alabama's attorney general has promised to drop the case if he loses this round of litigation.

January 12, 2015

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the deal went against the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Provisions for three card games expire July 31 although slot machines won't be affected.

The tribe sets aside $1.5 million a year for scholarships and tuition programs.

The $5 million Class II facility will employ about 80 people.

The incident took place off the reservation but a tribal officer obtained a surveillance image of the suspect and sent it to local police agencies.

Writer claims tribal casinos in California are unfairly competing with non-Indian facilities in neighboring Nevada.

January 9, 2015

Our state’s gambling market is already saturated, according to university research.

Voters approved a constitutional amendment by a wide margin so all that's needed is action from the State Legislature.

Republicans are in control of the Legislature but don't seem to care whether the state renews the gaming deal.

A court hearing is scheduled for February as the casino remains closed for another month.

The state is home to the largest number of tribal gaming facilities -- more than 100 and growing.

The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

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